SAU medical centre in poor condition

Published : 29 Nov 2021 09:49 PM | Updated : 29 Nov 2021 09:49 PM

SAU Correspondent

Medical Centre of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka has been at very savage condition and no improvement has been seen within past two decades. Because of this, students of this university are facing serious problems and not getting proper treatment when they are getting sick. 

According to live inspection, only one doctor doing his duty from morning to evening and no emergency doctor there for treatment. The only ambulance of this university is not under its control and that’s why in emergency time, it couldn’t manage ambulance.

There are only two doctors in spite of six doctors, no nurse and one individual is working as a dresser and pharmacist. The horrible matter is when dresser is absent, section officer have to do the work of pharmacist. 

In this case, about six thousand students of this university has been suffering a lot for a long time as this medical centre is lack of minimum facilities. In university organogram, there should be seventeen employees to operate this medical centre where now only six employees are dutiful. 

Dr. Khandaker Md. Shahidul Islam, Chief Medical Officer of SAU said,’’ University abolished the position of pharmacist though this post was exist in the past. We applied to the university administration to appoint enough doctors and nurses but no measure was taken. 

Students are paying 25 taka in each semester as a medical fee but we are not getting enough budget for the development of this medical centre what is very disappointing. In last annual budget, only Tk 3 lakh was allotted. 

The reasons behind of this poor condition are lack of budget, insufficient employees and the lack of attention of university administration. No one is thinking about this medical centre at all and that’s why we couldn’t operate this medical centre properly.

A student of this university complained by saying, ’’This medical centre has a very poor facilities to give treatment. Whenever we go, it gives us the medicine of fever or cough. No testing equipment here to test complicated diseases and for this whenever we are sick, we have to go nearby hospital. 

Our university is under construction but the condition of medical centre is same as it was. University administration should take necessary steps to make improvement of this medical centre immediately otherwise it will hardly payoff.’’

Prof. Dr. Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan, VC of SAU stated,’’We will appoint new doctors and other employees according to our organogram and pharmacist post will be repositioned. This process is now ongoing. I have a detailed plan to increase the budget of this centre and also will implement action plan to modernize it. Currently, ambulance is not under medical centre and I think it’s not a problem as if anyone calls transport pool of university, ambulance will be available at any emergency situation.’’